Let me actually respond to the guy who foolishly posted about how Kobe was the GOAT and I will go through his points here. Kobe played half his career post hand checking rule changes. That happened in 2004–2005. Jordan meanwhile, played the entirety of his career pre hand checking rule changes. He even played against… Continue reading Is Kobe Bryant really better than Michael Jordan?
Partly marketing, partly context. Rick Barry and Kobe actually share a lot of crazy similarities, from their arrogance/hyper competitiveness to disdainful treatment of their teammates to them both giving up on their team in a Game 7, BOTH against the Suns. Both were fierce competitors on the court who’s perfectionism irritated teammates and opponents alike.… Continue reading Why is Rick Barry so hated while Kobe and Jordan are so beloved despite also being hard on their teammates?
Lebron James is one of the most unfairly hated athletes in history. I firmly believe this. Wilt was hated in his day for playing selfishly, Magic was called “Tragic Johnson” for his choking the 1984 Finals, Jordan was also criticized for being a ball hog in his pre championship days and even the now much… Continue reading Why is there so much hate for LeBron James?